'Barry is unique in his ability to combine a deep understanding of leadership with an approach devoid of egotism'


Stephanie Hilborne OBE

Chief Executive

The Wildlife Trusts




'Lead Like Mary will inspire a whole new generation of leaders'


Matt Hyde

Chief Executive

The Scout Association




'Lead Like Mary is full of wisdom and easy to grasp'


Andrew Higginson


Morrisons Plc 


Endorsements for Barry's first leadership book 'Lead Like Mary', published 2014:


Leadership Guide     Change Maker     Author & Broadcaster




Over the past sixteen years, Barry has worked with thousands of people, helping them to unlock potential, become authentic leaders and deliver sustainable change.


His passions include inspiring and enabling young leaders in their development, building sustainable communities and being a positive force in building a better world through effective collaboration and communication.


Barry's work can be grouped around three themes:


Leadership guide

Barry is passionate about the impact highly effective leadership can have on teams, organisations, families, communities and society


Having observed, experienced and witnessed a plethora of different leadership approaches and styles over a 40 year professional career he has developed a clear idea of the traits consistently  applied by highly effective leaders.


He has now committed the remaining years of his professional life to providing the inspiration, guidance and support to enable the development of leaders at every level


His thinking is captured in 'Lead Like Mary', his book first published in 2014


He has worked with thousands of leaders, in dozens of organisations, challenging, guiding and enabling the development of authentic leadership


He runs Evolving Leaders,  a programme for 50 young leaders, designed to develop a new generation of authentic leaders


He runs programmes teaching the leadership traits and principles explored in Lead Like Mary.


Barry also researches, writes, shares and blogs extensively on leadership.



Change maker

Barry fundamentally believes that it is only through delivering successful and sustainable change that we can make transformational progress and build a better tomorrow


That principle applies whether it's to an individual, team, organisation, community, society or ultimately the world.


Barry makes that change happen either by leading projects himself or supporting others to achieve that transformation.


He led a project in his local community which delivered £500k of funding to address rural isolation and physical and psychological well being.


He chairs the Osprey Leadership Foundation, a charity established by entrepreneurial  conservationist Tim Makrill, which transforms the lives of young people in Africa and the U.K.


As a mentor, coach and facilitator Barry has supported countless leaders to deliver transformational change to individuals, teams and organisations.



Author & Broadcaster

As well as being the author of 'Lead Like Mary', Barry's second leadership book, 'Building a Community', will be published in September. He also writes fiction, his first novel 'The Lobster Pot Cafe' will be published soon. Barry also presents 2 shows on local radio and presents a series of leadership podcasts 'Leadership Reflections'



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Barry's new leadership book, "Building a Community" is now available! 

Read reviews here.


Some recent feedback  (summer 2018) to Barry:


"I honestly don't know what I would have done without your help and guidance over the last 12 months. I am so grateful to you"


"I'm completely amazed. I really just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me get to this stage."

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The follow up to ‘Lead Like Mary’, it tells the story of the eight year project to build a new village hall in Fradswell, the trials and tribulations along the way, and how it was the catalyst that built a vibrant rural community.


It reflects on the leadership lessons learned along the way and how, by adhering to the timeless principles of effective leadership, any goal, however unattainable it may seem, is achievable.

It examines the crucial importance of effective community leadership, and how leaders are needed at every level, everywhere.The book is aimed at both a leadership audience, and those engaged in any community or other voluntary endeavor